Student Government

The University of Chicago

Seeking: Chief of Staff

Executive CommitteeTyler Kissinger

We are seeking someone to fill a new role for the 2014-2015 academic year, Chief of Staff (CoS). The CoS will be an important, executive-level position that will serve as the chief appointed officer in the Cabinet and will report directly to the President. Some of their responsibilities will include:

  • Serving as advisor to the President on all matters.

  • Assisting in the oversight of other appointed officers in the Executive Cabinet.

  • Serving as project lead on a number of SG projects and initiatives.

  • Supporting the President and Executive Slate in the development of organizational strategy.

  • Serving as ex-officio member of all committees in the Student Government.

  • Preparing briefings and reports for the President on matters of policy.

The Chief of Staff will work very closely with the President and will play a large, critical role in both the development and execution of all projects and policies, as well as the management of a $2+ million organization. A high attention to detail is necessary. A demonstrated commitment to improving student life in addition to deep institutional knowledge would be looked upon favorably; creativity, responsibility, and self-motivation are required. Applicants should be prepared to spend a minimum of ten hours per week on their duties during the academic year. A quarterly stipend will be provided. To apply, send a resume and responses to the following questions to Tyler Kissinger at sg-president@uchicago.edu by 5:00PM Sunday, September 7th. 

  1. Why are you interested in serving as the Chief of Staff for Student Government? What skills do you have that make you qualified for the position?
  2. What is a project you'd like to see Student Government undertake in the upcoming academic year? 
  3. In the campaign for Executive Slate, United Progress ran on a platform with a progressive vision for Student Government. Why do you wish to support the implementation of that vision?
  4. Prepare a 1-2 page brief on the budgets of student governments at peer institutions. What are their size? Sources of revenue? How do they spend them? Numbers, graphs, and charts are good things.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out for any reason.